The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson is a museum and one of
the best preserved presidential homes in the United States.
The Hermitage History
Land speculation was at its height when Andrew Jackson arrived in Nashville
The young lawyer acquired the land that would become The Hermitage, but it
would be another thirty-one years before he had enough money to build on it.
Construction began on The Hermitage in 1817 and lasted for fifteen years.
Many of the fine touches that grace The Hermitage came from the suggestions of Jackson's wife,
Rachel, who never lived to enjoy them.
Rachel died in 1829, just before Jackson's inauguration. Jackson returned to
The Hermitage in 1837 and lived there until his death, eight years later.
He and Rachel are buried side by side in the garden. The house was acquired
as an historic monument shortly after his death and is filled with original pieces and appears
much as he left it.
The Hermitage Visitor Information
Open daily, 9am to 5pm. Closed third week of January, Christmas Day and
$10 for adults, $9.00 for seniors (age 62+), $9.00 for students (13-18),
$5.00 for children (6-12) and free under age 6. Admission is free on January 8.
The Hermitage Tours:
Historically costumed interpreters take visitors on guided tours of the
mansion. Seasonal tours of the grounds are also offered.
The Hermitage Photos
Click on the images to enlarge
Photos Source: commons.wikimedia.org
Portrait of Andrew Jackson
The Hermitage facade
The Hermitage Map&Location
The Hermitage Address: Interstate 40, exit
221, 12 miles east downtown of Nashville.
View Larger Map